Introduction: In 2012, the breast cancer estimate worldwide stood at 1.67 million new cases, these accounting for 25% of all types of cancer diagnosed in women. For 2014, 57,120 new cases are expected, with a risk estimated at 56.1 cases for every 100,000 women. Sexual dysfunction commonly arises in these women following diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Objective: To evaluate the sexual function of the women with breast cancer diagnosis.
Methods: Twenty women with diagnosis of breast cancer were selected in the Center of reference and specialization in sexology at the Pérola Byington Hospital (CRESEX), São Paulo, Brazil. The sample was racially/ethnically and socioeconomically diverse. Sexuality and interpersonal relations were evaluated by a questionnaire used in the clinical practice. The authors also evaluated interpersonal relations focusing on sexual function at the time of diagnosis and a year after the initial treatment for cancer. The selected profiles are women between the age 20 and 55, who are married, divorced or in a union or stable relationship and those referred for sexual complaints.
Results: The analyzed results showed that 75% of women have complaints about the sexual life after the breast cancer diagnosis. Beyond the physical and aesthetic consequences of the treatments, the sexual dysfunctions are generally caused by the deep psychological upheaval induced by the disease affecting a strongly invested female body.
Conclusion: The social physic and psychological impact from breast cancer in those women life, reinforces the importance of better look about this question. The self-image is directly related to sexual complaints and the sexology service has a wide area of expertise, where workgroups and individual approaches decreased the numbers of sexual complaints. Future interventions to address the body image and sexual life of breast cancer survivors should be considered using positive approaches that prevent disengaged avoidance or self-blame and to promote coping efforts intended to deal with marital stress.
The commonest male ejaculation disorder is Premature Ejaculation (PE). Inhibited or Delayed Ejaculation can be a more challenging condition to assess and treat. This discussion will focus on the diagnosis, investigations and management of ejaculation problems including an overview of the first medication specifically approved for the treatment of PE, dapoxetine, released under the trade name of Priligy™.
Introduction and Objectives: A growing body of evidence highlighted the paradigm of interdependence between male and female sexual function as a disorder of the couple. We prospectively evaluated the effect of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) on sexual function of female patients and their respective partners.
Introduction & Objectives: ‘Sexlessness’ was defined as no sexual contact for one month by a Japanese Dr.Teruo Abe in 1990. The tendency of avoidance of sexual intercourse by married couples in Japan has been steadily progressing, as a secondary cause for infertility due to sexlessness. Herein, we investigated as to how the couples’ sexuality changed during pregnancy and in the period after delivery.
The diagnosis of cancer usually is experienced as a major life event. All of a sudden, there is the awareness of mortality and the fear for dying. The subsequent treatment is accompanied by a multitude of physical, sexual, relational, emotional and social changes. Among the various consequences, our profession distinguishes altered sexual function, altered sexual identity and altered sexual relationship.